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Brontë

[bron-tee] /ˈbrɒn ti/
noun
1.
Anne ("Acton Bell") 1820–49, English novelist.
2.
her sister, Charlotte ("Currer Bell") 1816–55, English novelist.
3.
her sister, Emily Jane ("Ellis Bell") 1818–48, English novelist.
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Brontë

/ˈbrɒntɪ/
noun
1.
Anne, pen name Acton Bell. 1820–49, English novelist; author of The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1847)
2.
her sister, Charlotte, pen name Currer Bell. 1816–55, English novelist, author of Jane Eyre (1847), Villette (1853), and The Professor (1857)
3.
her sister, Emily (Jane), pen name Ellis Bell. 1818–48, English novelist and poet; author of Wuthering Heights (1847)
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Brontë, Charlotte and Emily [(bron-tee, bron-tey)]

Two nineteenth-century English authors known for their novels. Charlotte Brontë wrote Jane Eyre; Emily, her sister, wrote Wuthering Heights. A third sister, Anne, was also a writer, and a brother, Branwell, was an aspiring artist.

Note: The three sisters first published their works under the pen names Currer, Ellis, and Acton Bell.
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